Tag: games

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33 companies to watch if you’re interested in music and the metaverse

Partnerships between the music and games industries go back decades, but in 2022 there’s a lot of talk about music and ‘the metaverse’ – a catch-all term that includes games, virtual worlds and augmented...
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New Black Eyed Peas track to premiere in mobile game Beatstar

Well, 'Don't You Worry' isn't just a new Black Eyed Peas track: it's a collaboration with Shakira and David Guetta.
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AR startup Jadu raises $36m to build its web3-infused game

Back in the (not too distant) past, there were plenty of mobile augmented reality startups scrabbling for attention.
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Epic Games boss sees interoperable metaverses in next decade

When people talk about 'the metaverse' it's somewhat misleading: what we've got in 2022 are a collection of individual metaverses
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Report predicts $222bn of games industry revenues in 2022

The latest report from research firms Data·ai and IDC also breaks down that figure by format and looks at some audience demographics.
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Pokémon Go maker invests in deadmau5 and Plastikman’s Pixelynx

The company, founded by musicians deadmau5 and Plastikman, has unveiled its first mobile game, and investment from Niantic.
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Esports audience predicted to grow to 532m people this year

Newzoo is one of the research firms that knows its onions when it comes to games and esports, so its latest predictions for the latter sector are useful reading
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Metaverse startup Bud raises $36.8m to take on Roblox

Bud looks very fun: a cross between Roblox and console game Fall Guys, it lets people create their own virtual experiences.
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The Wombats have launched their own mobile racing game

British band The Wombats got into sustainable NFTs earlier this year, but their latest marketing initiative is a mobile game.
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TikTok wants to be a much bigger player in mobile gaming

Snapchat has mobile games; Netflix has mobile games; now TikTok appears to have mobile gaming ambitions too.
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Former music execs are now running esports brand FaZe Clan

Zach Katz has been making waves as the co-founder of Raised In Space, but now he's got a new job in an adjacent industry: esports.
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New metaverse music moves: Jamiroquai and Alfie Templeman

Another day, another pair of artists doing interesting things in the metaverse: Jamiroquai and Alfie Templeman.